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Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan: Party, Bureaucracy, and Business

Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan: Party, Bureaucracy, and Business

by Margarita Estevez-Abe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521722216
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/21/2008
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Margarita Estevez-Abe is currently Associate Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota, served as a research associate at Keio University in Japan, and worked for a senior Japanese policy advisor. She co-authored Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State, in Peter Hall and David Soskice eds., The Varieties of Capitalism (2001) and Japan� Shift Toward A Westminster System, in Asian Survey (2006). She is also the author of Negotiating Welfare Reforms: Actors and Institutions in Japan, in Sven Steinmo and Bo Rothstein eds., Institutionalism and Welfare Reforms (2002) and State-Society Partnership in Japan: A Case Study of Social Welfare Provision, in Susan Pharr and Frank Schwartz eds., The State of Civil Society in Japan (2003).

Table of Contents

1. Rashomon: the Japanese welfare state in a comparative perspective; 2. Structural logics of welfare politics; 3. Historical patterns of structural logic in postwar Japan; 4. The rise of the Japanese social protection system in the 1950s; 5. Economic growth and Japan's selective welfare expansion; 6. Institutional complemetarities and the Japanese welfare capitalism; 7. The emergence of trouble in the 1970s; n8. Policy shifts in the 1990s: the emergence of European-style welfare politics; 9. The end of Japan's social protection as we know it: becoming like Britain?

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